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RE: auto door lock (coach)

Thanks guys but this is the coach door not the cab doors. The lock engages when you put vehicle in motion like the cab doors do on some. For some reason (2 times) it has locked and will not unlock. No remotes no settings. One guy on another site said to check and lube the contact pins. Both sides were free and clear but I did lube just in case. We have not moved the rig since last episode so hopefully the lube will help.
Hank85713 06/19/19 10:20am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Brake controller

look for a u-tube video or go to etrailer and watch their install videos
Hank85713 06/17/19 05:52pm Dinghy Towing
RE: vehicle to tow all 4 wheels on the ground

small pickups run in excess of 4000lbs (my old ranger is just under) so we got a hyundai elantra about 2800 lbs and it tows great with room for 4, manual transmission. weight towed does add to mileage and fuel use and you will not be able to race around in traffic as you will be slower in the long run.
Hank85713 06/17/19 05:49pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Flat tow setup

Camp world has a deal for install anything for $55 or so. I bought my baseplates thru CW and had them install along with the light wiring setup. At the time was like $29 per item, but must buy from CW, Could have gotten baseplates cheaper off net but then would need to pay again at time $75-100/hr for install! they guy that sold me the rv gave me his brake setup and I did the install myself. CW would not do it since it was USED. But was pretty simple it was the hard mount AF unit I think. No messing with putting something in or pulling out to drive much easier and no storage space issues.
Hank85713 06/17/19 05:45pm Dinghy Towing
auto door lock (coach)

we have a 2012 winnebago aspect and it has an auto lock much like some cars do. At any rate we have experienced some problems on our recent trip. The door will lock and you cannot open either with key or from the inside. It will unlock once the vehicle is moved but overall it is a pain to try to figure out what causes it to lock and then not unlock. Just need to know if anyone else has had a problem such as this and what the corrective action may have been. Thanks Hank
Hank85713 06/17/19 05:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: C or Super C with garage and no slide

some years back (20 or so) I read about a C with a garage, they were taking goldwings someplace in it think it may have been a jayco just cant remember. Have not seen anything like that in years. lotsa luck in your search.
Hank85713 06/06/19 10:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Chicago Trip Advice

I dont really like big cities and chicago is a driving nightmare. Toll roads all over. Was just there for a wedding (flew out), rented a vehicle and used a navigator to get all over since roads go to places never heard of. Anyhow, find an rv park/campground, rent a car/truck and then try to figure out where you want to go. we have been in all he tall buildings, along lake shore, taken the river cruise. So just need to figure out what you want to seen and how to get there to see it.DO NOT try to park in chicago itself, you will need to get the rv parked somewhere in the subburbs.
Hank85713 06/06/19 10:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Advice on Graphics Replacement

On my old TT I had the same issue. My son knows a guy that works in a auto collision paint place so I asked him how much to do the trailer. He and his brother cam over on weekends and did the job. I got the tape from the guy mentioned above and bought the bigger ones off ebay (looked like a big c about 1.5 x 2 ft in size). I also purchased a eagle with flag for the rear and it was about 3 x 2 ft in size. So I guess maybe you go to a shop and see if anyone will do stuff after hours. Provided all materials tape, goof off etc and a place to work. Also bought bartenders cleaner (mild surface cleaner) and the white scrub pads. cost was less than $700 and I gave them whatever they asked for for the labor, forget the amount now. An alternative would be to go to a graphics shop and get an estimate from them and they seem to be all over anymore!
Hank85713 06/06/19 09:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Safe Access for Cleaning Windsield

I havent found a good get close system so I actually just climb on the fender boards and then the floor and reach. I have also bought the flow thru handles and brushes. Wally world sells the brushes and telescoping handles, best one was the one with the microfiber head. Worked well. As to windshield cleaning solution I have found it to be Dawn soap and water wiped clean with a microfiber towel. Yes I know its a stretch but......Follow the cleaning with a silicon liquid polish if you can find it. I used to get at the 99cent stores but they dont have anymore, so I have gotten but not tried detail spray. I drive a school bus and this combo works and it only requires a damp cloth to clean afterwards. Bird and bugs dont stick. Like you I am still recovering from knee replacement but still do as I described above, its about all you can do. BTW camp world also sell the brushes and poles you ask about but they are more $$ than wally world.
Hank85713 06/06/19 09:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dinghy

We have a Hyundai Elantra that we tow less than 3000lbs, good wide stance for stability. So with that said You would be good with similar vehicle BUT they will be Manual transmissions for the most part. There are a few automatics that can be towed but you will find they are fairly old anymore Old honda CRVs are an example. But remember if you buy used you will need to ensure that all components are up to speed, IE timing belts, brakes services etc. I have seen the smaller imports towed but they lack power in general but are supposedly good around town. Costs for setup as a towd will also need to be taken into consideration. Camp world presently has a $55 install I think it is right now but you need to buy all from them. I did when our were installed, the cost of the baseplates were less than $100 difference off net, but then you have to go to a shop to install and rates at time were $75/hr for labor. The ford ranger is an auto but supposedly can be flat towed, but again thats a new vehicle with its costs.
Hank85713 06/02/19 09:44am Dinghy Towing
RE: Flat tow P/U to carry motorcycle

my 94 ranger is flat towable, have the baseplates and all, just havent had time to install. Its a 4.0 supercab with the 5 speed trans There are always a bunch in good condition out here for sale fairly cheap not all beat up. Check craigslist.
Hank85713 05/30/19 03:31pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 5 star tuners

www.5startuning.com email me here:sales@5startuning.com 843-536-1244 https://www.facebook.com/pages/5-Sta...92086367552400 Just saw an ad for $100 off in I think it was motorhome magazine.
Hank85713 05/30/19 03:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 5 star tuners

I dont know how much they cost nowadays, I got mine on a christmas special purchase at the time. A lot will depend on the use of the rv, but for me I dont worry about paybacks. If it helps me drive more comfortable then to me it is worth it. It will be up to you to determine if its worth it. ou can call Mike and he will tell ya anything ya need to know and maybe help with the decision.
Hank85713 05/18/19 07:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 5 star tuners

Yes it does work well, makes transmission shift/work better, civilizes the engine so it does not race to 5000rpm. Overall just plain works IMO. Have mine on 2012 winnebago. Have had it for about 6 years now. https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/955188-the-5-star-mike-sticky-thread.html
Hank85713 05/18/19 02:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Salesman trying to talk me out of a Class C

I drive a school bus and we have a B+ for personal use. When we were looking we got the same thing, get a class a they are bigger and have more room. Well I can tell ya driving something like a bus for fun IS NOT FUN based on my experience (10 years driving). I have watched others almost have accidents because of the size of an A and not really understand how to drive one from the word go. Just like Super C's, a BIG truck design with a house on it. The dealer told me they give a short course on how to drive and thats it! The c or a is mainly a matter of choice. Big bulky or small and bulky. Each has its good and bad points and yes the dealers push the a's since they are the ones that they buy in quantity to sell. Look for anything other than a small c and the choices just are not there and they are not always something to be desired. It will come down to what do you want to use it for? As was asked earlier, long term or short. We travel about 30 days a year in ours. we visit places we have never been mainly but do not do the tourist stuff that you can read about in motorhome etc. So you will really need to decide which will be best for your wants. I just had a building put up to store ours in roughly $65K, but it can also hold my pickup, and just about anything else I want. So that is another concern, where you gonna store when not in use. Open air deteriorates quickly, so there is the cost of a building, covers, rental parking etc and it can go on and on. A's tend to be taller than c's so they also become bigger sails in cross winds. As to maint, yes some dealers (ford) will service, but will not do alignments etc, some places like camp world have 'service centers' to install and do minor repairs but not all can do everything. So the need for service help will vary, the c may or may not be something they work on, but most a's will require 'dealer' or specialty shops for service/repairs. yes the view on a normal c is obstructed, but on the B+ they are much better. but the overall size of an a's windshield has its own problems from cost to replace to needing additional pieces to cut down on sunlight and stuff. SO go do your own looking, determine what YOU want and then buy or walk away. Do not get pushed into something you DO NOT WANT and then have to decide if you can live with it or take the hit to get rid of it. Just look at Craigslist and see what others are trying to sell to help with the decision.
Hank85713 05/10/19 11:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ford Diesel trucks

Just read an article in a diesel magazine and they recommend that ANY diesel have a separate fuel water filter system installed. Yes all the new ones can have water in fuel issues, so they make an across the board recommendation. Also the 6.0 engine did get a bad rap but many are now reconsidering the engine as a few upgrades to head gaskets, EGR and oil coolers will take care of the biggest issues they had. At a couple of the recent truck competitions the 6.0 have out performed many newer but then they have all the fancy upgrades. The FICM is also an issue but most things can be corrected for less than $5K in general. The 6.4 had water pump issues and the 2 n 1 turbo left a lot to be desired just as it is on some of the newer models. Thats why the new fords have gone back to a single turbo. But as noted you are looking at a minimum of a 12 year old truck. Mine is an 04 have taken care of the egr/oil cooler and head gasket & studs. We dont tow anymore but it is still our vehicle of chice for travel, big roomy and comfortable. Dont miss any of the new toys that are installed in newer models.
Hank85713 05/10/19 11:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Spare Tire Hanger

As an idea, fo to a hitch shop and see if they have one of the dual hitch receivers. Harbor freight has them about $30, anyhow and ask if they could make a swivel, telescoping lift arm using the upper position and then install a small boat winch to raise/lower the tire as needed. This would allow you to still have your bumper carrier and an exposed spare tire. Not hard to visualize or fabricate just have to spend $$ to have done. Military trucks have a similar system to raise and lower their spares.
Hank85713 05/04/19 09:57am Class C Motorhomes

check the ground on the left light could be loose or corroded. Also check any splices in that line for corrosion. Fixed a guys lights when they would not work, almost all splices were corroded as was the ground.
Hank85713 04/17/19 09:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: right side vid camera

were yours on when bought or aftermarket installs? Would like one that attaches to mirror.
Hank85713 03/13/19 06:29pm Class C Motorhomes
right side vid camera

We have a 12 winnebago aspect. has rear camera and the display indicates that side cameras can be incorporated. My question is, has anyone done this so you can seem ore on the right side than possible with the mirrors? I have seen references to fender mount but do not think they will show anymore than the mirrors, but I dont know. Thanks hank
Hank85713 03/13/19 10:14am Class C Motorhomes
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